Democracy or Plutocracy? A Chart

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America’s Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture. I am a Fellow with CAF.


DEMOCRACY

PLUTOCRACY

We, the People

Wealthy Few

One Person One Vote

One Dollar One Vote

Government

Limited Government

Majority

Supermajority

Information

Propaganda

Taxes on the Wealthy

Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

Budgets

Budget Cuts

Jobs programs

Bank Bailouts

Welfare

Warfare

Express Lanes for 2 or More People

Express Lanes for 2 or More Dollars

Security Lines at Airports

Special First-Class Security Lanes at Airports

Public Schools

Private Schools

Public Investment

Private Investment

Updates:

Public Transportation Private Jets
Accountability Impunity
Rule Of Law Above The Law
Transparency Secrecy
Sustainable growth Polluter Growth
Medicare-For-All Healthcare For Profit
Clean Elections Rigged Elections
Savings Accounts Offshore Accounts
Credit Card Debt Credit Default Swaps
Union members Serfs
Layoffs Payoffs
Homies Cronies
Grassroots Astroturf

Feel free to add additional contrasts in the comments.
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One thought on “Democracy or Plutocracy? A Chart

  1. Democracy: Open, competitive markets enabled thru regulation
    Plutocracy: Monopolies and oligarchies enabled thru deregulation

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